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Roy and Ryu video found in next Smash Bros. update

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Apparently confirming rumors from April, video from the latest Super Smash Bros. update on Wii U depicts Roy from Fire Emblem (above) and Ryu of Street Fighter (below) as new fighters available for the series.

Two YouTubers — TripleXero and MemeScreen — posted these videos early this morning, saying they were mined out of the Smash update which briefly released ahead of time. The videos were later taken down from YouTube. We've hosted copies of them here.

Miners said that the update also includes audio files of Xander calling our Ryu, Roy and Lucas, crowd chants for Ryu and Roy, and Kirby shouting "Hadouken!" They also found images of Ryu's Street Fighter 2 stage for the game (below) and the official render of Ryu.

ryu stage smash bros

In April, data miners found sound files from the 3DS version of the game, which seemed to point to Ryu and Roy as characters on the way.

It's likely Nintendo is waiting until E3 to officially announce the new roster additions. We've reached out to a representative anyway. Any comment will be updated here.

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